|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||77.59 - 78.85|
|52 Week Range||62.09 - 86.04|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.72|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||58.94|
|Earnings Date||Mar 20, 2019 - Mar 25, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.88 (1.16%)|
|1y Target Est||86.34|
Back in December of last year, Nike revealed during its quarterly earnings call that it was getting ready to introduce a $350 self-lacing basketball shoe. Ever since, sneakerheads have been highly anticipating the successor to the 2016 HyperAdapt 1.0, Nike's first consumer-grade sneaker with power laces. Enter the Adapt BB, an auto-lacing, app-controlled basketball shoe that's packing a ton of technology inside it.
Markets are volatile right now. Due to concerns regarding a looming U.S. recession, fears surrounding the Federal Reserve's rate hike trajectory and uncertainty with respect to U.S.-China trade talks, investors have taken an increasingly cautious approach to equities over the past several months. As they have, volatility has spiked, and wild swings in stocks have become the norm. Amid all this volatility, it's good to find some stability. Stability can come in two forms in the equities market. You could have a defensive stock with stable ongoing operations that are largely resilient no matter the macroeconomic conditions. Or, you could have a really cheap stock that investors won't push down further because it has already been pushed down far enough. In this gallery, we will look at that second class of stocks. Specifically, we will look at single-digit P/E stocks that are so cheap, them falling further seems almost impossible. Yet, if just one little positive catalyst arrives, these single-digit P/E stocks could rally in a big way. As such, these stocks are classified as ones with mitigated downside potential, but huge upside potential. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon With that in mind, let's take look at six single-digit P/E stocks that look ready to turn a corner and rally in a big way. ### GameStop (GME) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 6.1 Video game retailer GameStop (NYSE:GME) has been decimated on Wall Street over the past several years as the company's operations have become increasingly less relevant due to the growing popularity of video game downloads. Pretty much everyone sees this company as going the way of Blockbuster, and ultimately heading for the exits within the next decade. Yet, there's one profitable way out for GME shareholders: a private equity buyout. Sure, it seems silly, but it might just happen. Although GameStop is heading for the graveyard, it will produce a lot of cash flow on its way there, and with the stock so cheap (only 6X forward earnings), a private equity firm can come in a buy the company and earn healthy ROI through a few good years of cash flow production. If this takeout does happen, it will likely happen around $20 per share, implying healthy upside potential for GME stock. ### Single Digit P/E Stocks: AT&T (T) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 8.6 Although telecom giants are usually seen as a beacon of stability and a defensive play for investors during turbulent times, the opposite has been true for AT&T (NYSE:T). AT&T stock has dropped in a big way with the rest of the market, mostly because the big concern hitting the markets (the threat of the Fed rising rates too fast) is a big worry for AT&T, too. Due to multiple recent acquisitions, AT&T's balance sheet is loaded up with debt. The higher rates go, the more that balance sheet is pressured, and the more investors shun the stock. But that big threat is moving into the rearview mirror in 2019. Multiple Fed members have come out and voiced dovish opinions regarding the rate hike path in 2019. Even Fed Chairman Jerome Powell implied that multiple further rate hikes are unlikely. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them With this headwind being left in 2018, shareholders are left with an AT&T stock that is trading at a dirt-cheap valuation (8.6X forward earnings) with a big yield (6.6%) and strong earnings power through stable telecom and media-related operations. That's an attractive combination that will bring in multiple buyers, so long as the Fed stays on the sidelines. ### Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 9.9 The brick-and-mortar retail sector has been stung over the past several years due to the rapid rise of e-commerce. One of the retailers feeling the sting most is Dick's Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS). In addition to a secular shift towards e-commerce, Dick's is being hurt by athletic apparel brands increasingly emphasizing direct sales, meaning more product sold directly through Nike (NYSE:NKE) or Adidas (OTCMKTS:ADDYY), and less product sold through Dick's. If this trend continues, that essentially means lower sales into perpetuity. These concerns, however, seem overblown. This shift from wholesale to direct in the athletic apparel world is happening. But, it's happening mostly at lower tier players like Big Five Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV), not at Dick's. Due to its size and branding, Dick's is still seen as a valuable wholesale partner in the athletic apparel world. As such, concerns about this middle man getting axed are overblown. As operations improve in 2019 due to easy laps, single-digit P/E stock DKS should roar higher. ### IBM (IBM) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 8.8 Blue-chip technology giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) has had a rough run over the past several years. The company's revenue growth profile has been persistently weak, and healthy growth in the cloud business has been unable to consistently offset declines in the legacy business. Margins have struggled. Earnings haven't gone anywhere. Debt is piling up. As such, the stock has struggled. But, a big acquisition of hyper-growth hybrid cloud company Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) could change all of that. Red Hat is a double-digit revenue grower with 85%-plus gross margins and 20%-plus operating margins. IBM, by contrast, is a flat revenue growth company with 50% gross margins and almost 20% pre-tax margins. Thus, at scale, Red Hat should super-charge revenue growth and be materially additive to margins. * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into If so, earnings growth will turn a corner. If it does, investors will realize this stock is way too cheap at 8.8X forward earnings and with a 5%-plus yield, and the stock will normalize significantly higher. ### Micron (MU) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 4.8 Concerns regarding a global semiconductor industry slowdown have killed shares of memory chipmaker Micron (NASDAQ:MU) over the past several months. At its core, the growth narrative at Micron is all about supply and demand. When demand is high and supply is low, chip prices are high, margins are high, and profits are big. When demand is low and supply is high, chip prices are low, margins are low and profits are nothing. Right now, the fear is that we are shifting from a high demand/low supply market, to a low demand/high supply one, and that is why investors have punished MU stock. This punishing will last for the foreseeable future. But once gross margins turn a corner and start expanding again, MU stock will bounce back in a big way. This should happen sooner rather than later. The high-supply part of the equation isn't changing anytime soon, but the low demand part seems like a temporary hiccup from trade war issues, in what is an otherwise very strong secular growth narrative fueled by ever increasing demand from AI and data related markets. As such, once trade war issues are resolved, demand will normalize, and this will bring gross margins higher. When that happens, MU stock will explode higher given its anemic valuation as a single-digit P/E stock. ### Single Digit P/E Stocks: L Brands (LB) Source: Shutterstock Forward P/E Multiple: 9.8 Once a high flyer that was an icon of retail success, L Brands (NYSE:LB) has sharply reversed course over the past several years as its Victoria's Secret brand has struggled to grow sales amid rising competition and shifting consumer appetites. Broadly speaking, Victoria's Secret rose to power in the women's lingerie market during a time when bombshell beauty was the gold standard and push-up bras were what everyone wanted. Now, bombshell beauty is viewed as cheesy and artificial. Instead, consumers are opting for more natural beauty products like bralettes. As this shift has played out over the past several years, Victoria's Secret has struggled in a big way, and those struggles have killed LB stock. But there's reason to believe Victoria's Secret is turning a corner. The business reported 2% comparable sales growth in November against a -4% lap, marking one of its best one- and two-year comparable sales marks in several months. * 7 Stocks at Risk of the Global Smartphone Slowdown Meanwhile, L Brands' other segment, Bath & Body Works, fired off a record 18% comparable sales growth in November. In other words, it isn't all doom and gloom at L Brands. Once Victoria's Secret permanently turns a corner, this stock will rally in a big way. As of this writing, Luke Lango was long GME, INTC, T, IBM, and LB. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Top 10 Global Stock Ideas for 2019 From RBC Capital * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * 5 Best Bank ETFs for This Week's Earnings Avalanche Compare Brokers The post 6 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Huge Upside appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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For Nike, the Adapt BB shoe opens a new world of smart data insights into athletes' workouts. For athletes, it represents a new era and way they interact with sneakers.
Last summer, Nike executives invited several WNBA and NBA players, including Celtics star Jayson Tatum, to the company's suburban Portland campus. "All they wanted to do was play basketball," said Michael Donaghu, Nike vice president of innovation. On Tuesday, Nike unveiled the shoe, called the Nike Adapt BB, at an event in New York City.
Last time I traded Macy's (NYSE:M) was off the price action before and after the May 2018 earnings reports. I won on two trades. First I went long on a dip to $29 per share which was then support. Then another long bet off the earnings beat that management delivered soon thereafter. Now Macy's stock is in trouble with is a completely different outlook. Today's I will argue against the rush to own the stock even after such a big fall. Before you send me your hate mail, let me explain. My issue is with the the company prospects, not the shorter term stock action. Those who want to trade it for the short term need not be bothered by my comments. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Even though the retail sector had a strong holiday season, somehow Macy's failed to capitalize on a U.S. consumer who is fully employed and on a spending spree. The stock collapsed last week when the company downgraded its own forecast. Since then it has not yet found footing. Usually candles of the size of that one from Jan. 10 are rarely a one day event. Those who tried to catch the falling machete lost some digits. So is now a better time to try and invest in Macy's stock? The short answer is No, there is no hurry yet. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon But to elaborate, I'd say that there are better opportunities to risk my money elsewhere -- even within the retail sector. I fail to see the catalyst that would turn Macy's into a must-own undervalued stock. Not after what management just told us. Even if it bounced now, M stock will not rally on its own so. It will need the general markets to be also rallying for it to move. It does happen that out-of-favor stocks can rebound alone, but not when the company basically told us that for the short term things are tough. I'd rather be long markets than risk my money on Macy's. The $29 prior support zone is likely to become forward resistance for months to come. Let me explain the reasons why I think that Macy's stock has a tough slog ahead of it before it becomes a viable long term risk. ### Reasons to Beware Macy's Stock Brick-and-mortar retailers like Macy's have never recovered from the decimation that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) inflicted on them over the past decade. Last summer, experts in the media wrongly assumed that they had figured AMZN out. But I took issue to that then, and this downgrade is proof. Macy's management may be growing their online sales but I argue that it's actually killing them faster. Why? They are not taking back sales that they lost to AMZN, they are merely migrating their own foot traffic online. So in essence they are contributing to making their stores even more obsolete than they currently are. Moreover, bringing the sales online is one thing but doing it profitably is another. AMZN and Walmart (NYSE:WMT) before it both built their empires on thin margins so they are experts at it. M is still a novice and hence is inefficient. Macy's still hasn't figured out how to compete profitably with AMZN online. They are stuck between a brick and a hard place. So something has to change, because whatever they are doing is not yet working. Those take time; hence the non-urgency to invest in it for the long term. Not all retail is the same. Yesterday morning we got more proof from Lululemon (NASDAQ:LULU) that this is not a general retail problem, it's a disaster unfolding in the traditional physical centers like Macy's and JC Penny (NYSE:JCP) to name two. LULU raised its outlook and the stock soared 5.73% on the headline. Macy's and JCP stocks fell -1.34% and -1.52% on the same day. Technically and up until last week, M stock had been performing better than the SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT). But now it's no longer a contest. Macy's stock is still sliding off last week news. LULU and stocks like Nike (NYSE:NKE) which control their own product lines are by far the most attractive to investors these days. Those two are up 80% and 20% respectively in the past year. I have nothing against Macy's the company. But I truly think that they have a big hole from which to dig out to compete in the new online trend at equal levels with AMZN, and they are doing it with a spoon. The stock could catch a bounce, but there is a good chance it falls closer to $22 per share -- especially if the indices decide to retest the February lows. They need to change their strategy. Meanwhile, the good news is that the long term charts show that price is approaching prior long-term pivot levels and those tend to lend support. So if I am already long Macy's it's probably too late to sell. But I am not in a hurry to buy it or add to a position here. Those who absolutely want to better do partial orders in case I am right about this. Click here and enjoy a free video and more of my market thesis and get an ongoing free copy of my weekly newsletters. Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. Compare Brokers The post Macyas Stock Is Stuck Between Brick-and-Mortar and Cyberspace appeared first on InvestorPlace.